Termite Identification & Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Termites

What are termites?


Termites are small, soft-bodied insects with strong jaws that are notorious for their habits of chewing through wood. Termites create their colonies underground or inside wooden items, and one of the most destructive and common termites to encounter around our area is the subterranean termite.

Because termites are so small, it is often difficult to identify the species of termite bothering you and how widespread an infestation is. Regular termite inspections provided by BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care can help with any termite identification or removal your property needs.

Are termites dangerous?

While termites don't bite humans or spread diseases, they are still a dangerous pest to deal with. Termites will chew and tunnel away at the wooden structures of your property, a habit that results in significant damage over time. This damage is costly to repair and increases the risk of structural collapse around your property – structural collapse can have serious consequences, especially if termite damage is widespread.

It's important to deal with this pest at the first signs of termites, as proactive removal and treatment stop more serious termite damage from occurring.

Why do I have a termite problem?

Termites are attracted to properties that offer them easy access to wooden areas, outdoor space to create their colonies underground, and lots of moisture. Damp conditions, water-damaged wood, long grasses, and soil that lead right up to the foundation of your property all contribute to termite problems and encourage termites to make the trek from outdoor areas to the wooden structures of your property.

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Where Will I Find Termites?

Termites are most commonly found hiding in their nests underground or inside the wooden areas of your property. They may be found around lumber piles, on tree stumps or fallen trees, and near firewood. Inside, you likely won't be able to see termites, as they typically make their home inside wooden furniture or the internal wooden structures of your property.

How do I get rid of termites?

Professional termite control is the best way to get rid of termites and ensure that these pests are totally eradicated from your property. Our service technicians at BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care are ready to help identify the root cause of your termite issues and provide you with removal solutions that protect your property. With our help, you won't need to battle destructive termites alone.

How Can I Prevent Termites in the Future?

In addition to professional termite removal, utilize these termite prevention tips to eliminate infestation issues in the future.

  • Reduce soil-to-wood contact around your property by placing a gravel barrier between any grass or dirt and the foundation of your property; this makes it harder for termites to invade.
  • Double-check all wood being brought to your property for signs of termites and store woodpiles in elevated areas to keep termites out.
  • Remove tree stumps, branches, and fallen trees from outdoor spaces to reduce termite hiding spots.
  • Fix leaks, drainage problems, and other moisture issues that might be contributing to excess water and the damp conditions termites love on your property.
  • Seal cracks around your property's foundation, windows, doors, and utility areas to keep termites outside.
  • Invest in regular termite inspections to catch any termite problems before they become serious or create costly damage around your property.

Reach out to BugOut Pest Control & Lawn Care if you have more questions about termite prevention or if you need assistance removing an infestation of these pests from your property.

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